As I came home last week to the farm for one night, there were quite a few treats awaiting my arrival. It had been 36 days and nights since I was away from home. There were a selection vibrant wines from Rioja for Charlie and I to share with friends and family. Cannot wait to be back at the farm, so I can cook, and we can host some dinners and share them. And then there was this package, with three issues of Organic Gardening. Why are they here? Who sent them? What prompted this?
And then I discovered this note with one of the magazines. I was just TOO busy reading through the one with the chicken on the cover. Not any chicken, but one of Charlie and my favorite chicken breeds, Appenzeller Spitzhauben. What a great cover photograph with that handsome chicken! That alone told me that this was not any oridinary magazine.
But who is Ethne Clarke? I know she is the editor-in-chief of the magazine, but why a package sent our way? Does she know I love chickens? Does she know about our farm? Have I met her at a conference or some such? So many questions racing through my mind.
Is this common practice for publishers/editors to indulge in to add subscribers? What a charming and convincing way to add to your subscriber base.
But I must say, having never even known that such a magazine exists, I will be back in India later this week and get Charlie to subscribe to it for us. It is a gorgeous magazine. Great layout. Wonderful photographs (I am very visual) and easy to follow text.
If you do not know the magazine, get a copy or two. You will be encouraged to plant, enjoy gardens and even eating better. And if you do get it already, shame on you for not letting me know about this wonderful magazine sooner.